Margot Brown retiring

The Winnipeg media VP is bowing out after 45 years in the business.

Margot Brown, VP of media at Winnipeg-based McKim Cringan George is retiring after 45 years in the Canadian media industry.

Brown made the move east from Winnipeg, and started in the industry at a Toronto ad agency in 1967, taking a position as a filing clerk in the media department, according to a release. She was promoted to a media buyer at the agency before taking time off to go to teacher’s college.

She returned to the agency industry and Winnipeg as a media director for Baker Lovick Advertising in the 70s, and was promoted to VP media director at the firm’s Vancouver office. The agency was purchased, along with McKim Advertising, by BBDO to form BBDO Canada and Brown left the firm for personal reasons.

After moving back to Winnipeg, Brown took a job at McKim Cringan George as media director. Her role was quickly doubled to include director of client services.

Brown’s responsibilities at McKim Cringan George will be taken over by Koen Reynaert, media director at the agency.